Raging Bull found in back street car park with security guard for company

In July Birmingham’s Raging Bull was feted by millions watching the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony – and last week he was still pulling a crowd in Centenary Square.

The Raging Bull in Birmingham's Centenary Square before it was moved on Thursday night
The Raging Bull in Birmingham's Centenary Square before it was moved on Thursday night

But the iconic metal bull is now in a back street car park with only a security guard for company.

The bull, which became an instant celebrity after starring in Steven Knight’s vision of industrial history in the opening ceremony, was removed from the city centre on Thursday night.

However, it is not easy to hide a 30-foot-high mechanical bull on the best of days.

By yesterday lunch time eagle-eyed Brummies spotted the unmistakable horns and nose-ring rising above a car park wall in Great Tindall Street, Ladywood.

Birmingham 2022 organising committee explained the bull was moved to make way for Birmingham Pride celebrations this weekend.

They said: “The bull was moved last night as we’ve happily made way for the Birmingham Pride celebrations which are taking place this weekend, with the parade starting from Centenary Square.

“It’s currently in a temporary location. There’s advanced discussions with a local venue for a permanent home.”

The Raging Bull said: “I have had a truly fabull-ous time. Birmingham’s people really are adore-abull.”

“The city really bulled out all the stops and made this time so un-bullievable not just for me, but for the international sports stars that came to the Games.

“I have been in over 4million selfies so the steaks have been raised for future Games. Farewell to my Brummy family, I shall return soon and take the city by the horns once more!!”

More than four million people visited the bull in its temporary Centenary Square home since he was driven by police escort from Alexander Stadium, Perry Barr, the night after the opening ceremony.

Selfies with the mechanical bovine star became a must for visitors to the city centres and pictures of him quickly filled the time lines and Twitter feeds of social media users across the world.

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